Climate change and health in Africa

Colin BUTLER, A Mathieson, Devin C Bowles, G Ana, G Cisse

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This chapter describes climate change and its effect on agriculture and human health in Africa. The three main categories of health effects are discussed: primary (e.g., heatwaves, flooding and disasters); secondary, especially vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya), meningococcal meningitis and changes to other infectious diseases; and tertiary, including famine, food security, conflict and large-scale migration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Change and Global Health
EditorsC.D Butler
Place of PublicationWallingford, UK
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781780642659
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameClimate Change and Global Health

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    BUTLER, C., Mathieson, A., Bowles, D. C., Ana, G., & Cisse, G. (2014). Climate change and health in Africa. In C. D. Butler (Ed.), Climate Change and Global Health (pp. 218-227). (Climate Change and Global Health). CABI.